Whatever challenges they’re facing, members of the Armed Forces community can rely on SSAFA. Our network of more than 5,000 trained volunteers provides practical and emotional support for serving personnel, veterans and military families across the UK and worldwide.

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Currently serving

We support Regulars and Reserves and their families


Our support is for life, whenever you served

Military Families

We'll give a helping hand when you need it

Want to Make a Difference?


Do your bit for our Forces in your community


Make a difference to all those who serve

Latest News Stories

  1. Armed Forces Week 2019 this summer!

    Support our Armed Forces this year at Armed Forces Day, or take part in one of the many supporting events!

  2. Big Brew Up 2019 is here!

    Support SSAFA and the Armed Forces family with your favourite tea, coffee and cake.

  3. SSAFA commemorates D-Day

    D-Day 2019

    SSAFA commemorates the bravery and sacrifice made by allied forces on the Normandy beaches 75 years ago.

  4. Armed Forces Day Research

    SSAFA commissions research for Armed Forces Day

    Research shows that the British public loses interest in - and support for - the armed forces when Britain is not in an active military conflict.

  5. Annington Trust Short Breaks

    Annington Trust Commits to Three Years of Support for SSAFA’s Short Breaks

    The funding – amounting to £6,600 per annum – will allow SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity to provide 20 places for families needing respite and fun.

  6. Keegan Hirst becomes first Challenge Events Ambassador for SSAFA

    Rugby league legend, Keegan Hirst, joins SSAFA as an ambassador in a special role to promote involvement with our fundraising sports events.

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Did You Know....?

SSAFA (originally called the Soldiers' and Sailors' Families Association) has been supporting the Armed Forces family for more than 130 years. In 2018, our work continues to be as vital to the military community and wider society as it was one hundred years ago.

Our history

130 years of support for the Armed Forces family

Joining Forces with Age UK

Improving the quality of life for older veterans